From the Publisher
Church Signs Across America celebrates the wit, charm, and poetry of church signs from every state in the U.S. At the same time reverent and witty, these signs offer fascinating glimpses into American life that are variously humorous, inspirational, kitschy, backward, and kind--and occasionally all those things at once. After finding their inspiration for the book during a road trip from Florida to Alaska, husband and wife team Steve and Pam Paulson traveled through all fifty states photographing the signs of churches large and small, and of every denomination.
Among the gems uncovered over the course of the journey are puns, "Seven days without prayer makes one weak"; admonishments, "The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice"; family advice, "Families are like Fudge...mostly sweet with a few nuts"; and sales pitches, "Looking for a lifeguard? Ours walks on water."
Every page of Church Signs Across America includes beautiful photographs of an American church and a church sign, and each is remarkable for its display of the diversity of ecclesiastic architecture displayed in the churches as it is for the variety of humor and inspiration displayed in the signs. Appealing to churchgoers and other appreciators of this uniquely American form of wit and wisdom, this inimitable book is certain to become an uplifting and amusing classic.
About the Author
Steve Paulson and Pam Paulson, a husband and wife team, lived in Southern California for ten years before moving to Florida. Pam and Steve drove cross-country for three summers taking the photographs for Church Signs Across America, their first book.